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Why Customer reviews are a good idea:

92% of consumers trust word-of-mouth, so share what your satisfied customers have to say about your business. By adding these reviews, you’ll increase their confidence to do business with you. You can start by asking your top customers to write

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What makes a good manager?

A key to successful management is the relationship between the manager and his or her staff. It’s the manner in which managers manage people that separates the ordinary from the good and the exceptional. Good relationships are based on trust,

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Passion alone is not enough to start a business:

Small-business owners usually start a company because they have a passion for a particular product or service. However, people should not open a bakery just because they love baking cakes. If you love baking, get a job as a baker.

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Are you really listening to your customers?

Turn your understanding of your customers into opportunities for real, meaningful connections with them. Listen to what they are really saying, not just their responses to surveys, but what they tell you when they do business (or stop doing business) with

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3 Top Tips for choosing a name for your start up business:

Make sure you can get the domain name. Let’s face it, your website is probably your most important marketing tool today; if your domain is not congruent with your business name, forget it! This is why you see many online

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The 5 core pages and why you need them on your website:

If you’re not sure what information to include on your website, the best approach is to start with the five core pages. These pages set the right expectations for visitors and cover your basic business needs: Home — Add a

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Identify your most promising customers:

Customer acquisition can be a costly and time consuming process — sales people often yield better results by focusing on the customers that have the most potential. A good place to start to identify this potential is corporate ownership. With

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The UK’s 10 fastest-growing exports:

Although clothing exports shot up 16 per cent year-on-year to £5.2bn, the value of exported cars rose 14 per cent to £25bn. In fact, the three most significant manufacturing industries to the UK economy in terms of export value are

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